FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear children, parents and teachers,
In these difficult times, I write to first and foremost, put you at ease by saying that “This too shall pass.”
The challenges that we are facing now, also brings with it—new beginnings. It encourages us to step out of our comfort zones, our sense of complacency, and go that extra mile to be a better version of ourselves. Boundaries and differences for the common man seems to have melted—as we strive to adapt, evolve and survive.
In the next few months, you will see a sea-change in the way schools will impart education to the children, changing patterns will emerge in parenting techniques too. I do expect this to be the norm.
At JML, the teachers are currently working round-the-clock to ensure that the on- line lessons run as seamlessly as possible. Given the kind of effort that they are putting into this, I can assure you that it will be the very best.
Life, almost always, plays out in the most unexpected ways, and I will tell you why.
Calcutta born and bred, I came to Bombay in 1994. My first job in Mumbai, was at Jasudben M L School. Under the mentorship of Mrs Kallolini Hazarat and Mrs Asha Bhandari I worked as a high school English teacher for 3 years. I then moved to The Cathedral and John Connon School, where I taught for 14 years in the high school, was the Head of the English Department, and finally became the Headmistress of the Middle School and worked in the same capacity for 8 years. After 22 long years the Circle of Life has brought me back— to Jasudben once again—this time as Principal!
I look forward to working in the school once again, to interacting with the children who are the heart beats of the school, and taking the school ahead without looking back!
As Daisaku Ikeda points out “Hope is a decision”—I am confident that we will come out of this pandemic soon and will be able to hug each other and laugh like always!
Mrs. Damayanti Bhattacharya.